Throughout the presidential campaign, Hillary voters and media elites have called President-elect Donald Trump a racist. Labeling him mean and bigoted, Hillary Clinton even gave speeches claiming Trump and his supporters are white supremacists.
Now that Trump is our next President, he needs a serious transition team. That’s why for domestic policy appointments, he has former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell leading the effort! Blackwell, who was the first statewide officeholder elected in Ohio, is a social and fiscal conservative. He’s a Senior Fellow at the Family Research Council, on the board of the National Rifle Association, and is involved with the Club for Growth.
Ken’s powerful role in the transition team will set the course for a Trump administration, ensuring that all political appointments believe in small government.
This is amazing news!
The Ohio Republican selected by President-elect Donald Trump to lead his domestic-issues transition is an outspoken conservative with a history as a party maverick.
Ken Blackwell prevailed in an intraparty feud in 2006 to become Ohio’s first black nominee for governor. He also took on fellow Republicans in the state Legislature while serving in statewide office as state treasurer and secretary of state.
Blackwell’s role on the transition team appeared on an organizational chart obtained by The Associated Press.
A Republican with knowledge of the process told The Associated Press that Blackwell has been at work for Trump since the summer, vetting potential appointees for U.S. domestic agencies. The person wasn’t authorized to disclose the details publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The Republican said it was unclear whether Blackwell would be considered for, or willing to accept, an administration position.[…]
Blackwell served as undersecretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1990. Bush appointed him ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, a position he held from 1992 to 1993.
HUD is one of nine agencies for which Blackwell is managing Trump’s transition. The others are the departments of Energy, Labor, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Education, Interior and Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Trump’s first move on domestic policy is to find the most conservative political insider with an impressive resume he could find. And he found him.
— Dispatch Politics (@OhioPoliticsNow) November 10, 2016